Just got a newer Macbook Pro from last year. Paid about $1,100 with a newer hard drive, and newer RAM. I must say, the thing is blazing!!! I have not had any problems with it so far (as is the case with every Mac i have owned) and I can honestly say I know it is going to be a great laptop for me.
I would like to write a little concerning the Magnificent Seagate Hard Drive I was able to put inside of this beast. While I do wish they made some 7200rpm Terabyte 2.5" Hard Drives, I will have to make due with the 750 GB version for now. It is specifically a 750 GB 7200 RPM Seagate Momentus XL and the cool thing about this hard drive is that it has a section in it of NAND Flash Ram, meaning that part of the drive is working off an instant drive that makes everything that I use most often pull up quickly. From power button to on my Gmail, I was clocking it at about 30 seconds, which is pretty darn fast if you are using a spindled drive!
Where it will really pay off is in Video Mixing, which I do pretty often. I have already noticed the improved lag time of loading a video in Serato and Virtual DJ, but I have also noticed significant less lag in even basic functions too. Loading up photoshop, playing games, loading up webpages, streaming videos... it has all been all enhanced by a newer computer.
Now, I could have gone out and bought a BRAND-NEW, TOP OF THE LINE MONSTER QUAD-CORE MACBOOK PRO... but this will do me for now. I am really looking forward to The Newer Macbook Pros that come without disc drives, double SSD's, quad-core processors, thunderbolt connectivity, up to 32gb of RAM and are the relative thickness of the current Macbook Airs.... the time is coming my friends. I will be getting one of those very soon after they are released and will pay full price because of how awesome they will be. Maybe they will even have some touch screen interfaces too like a giant iPad Screen!!! That will be the day.
If you want to come see my new laptop, just click above on Schedule and let me know what you think!
Brady is Music.